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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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7 years later and life looks bleak :(

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 am by RainyShay77

So 7 years ago I had a case of BV...the antibiotic caused a horrible yeast infection which took 5 months to 'get rid of'. During this time I had allergic reactions to 2 of the yeast infection creams which magnified the pain. Over the past 7 years I've tried multiple rounds of physical therapy (they only slightly helped), chiropractic, nerve blocks, medications to target nerve pain (amitriptyline, …

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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

Has anyone had success with this cream in helping their vulvodynia? How long has it taken to help? I’ve had some success with it, but not completely better. I’ve been on it for a month. I️ was hoping to hear from some ladies who have had major success with this cream. I’m hoping for some encouragement here. This condition is so frustrating. I’m lucky enough to have access to two …

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New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm by Julesyjules


I'm new here and wanted to ask for some advice whilst I wait to see a specialist nurse.

After urinary problems which lasted 7 weeks, I finally saw a urologist, who on examination discovered significant inflammation and called in a gynaecologist, who diagnosed vestibulitis. They referred me to a nurse who specialises in vulvar skin issues. That was 5 weeks ago, and I'm still waiting for the …

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The pain comes and goes

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The pain comes and goes

Post  EmmaAte on Fri May 20, 2011 10:15 pm

I'm so glad you set up this forum! It's a relief to hear that my story doesn't differ much from other VV sufferers. My only difference is this -- I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in 2007 but I'd been experiencing pain for about 2 years previously. I was also married to an abusive jerk -- I assumed that my vulvodynia was psychosomatic. Fast forward a few years. I moved out, got divorced, started a new job, a new relationship (with the sweetest most wonderful guy I'd ever met) and suddenly, sex did not hurt AT ALL. My symptoms disappeared slowly because I didn't really notice their absence until I had sex for the first time in a while. It was an awesome period for about a year and a half.

Then, it felt like I got a yeast infection. I bought some monistat to curb symptoms until I could get to a doctor (I was out of town). It didn't help. Neither did the diflucan prescribed to me a week later. I was so uncomfortably itchy that I couldn't concentrate or sleep. I went back to the doctor and got a clean bill of health. So, I started alternative treatments -- yeast-free diet, genetian violet, yogurt, probiotics, and I started exercising. The pain did diminish but it still hurt after working out, or if I walked around too long, wore tight clothing, and definitely if I tried to have sex. In addition, I started having UTI symptoms. My visit to a gyno didn't answer any questions and instead, led me to a urologist who tentatively diagnosed me with interstitial cystitis. bleh.

I read somewhere online that noni and calcium citrate supplements have helped some people. I've been using them for a couple months now and honestly, honestly -- up until a couple days ago I've been able to have sex without pain. The one catch, I've discovered, is that I have to shower with cold water afterwards or else I suffer for the next couple days. I don't know why this is. And most frustrating part -- why did I have a year and a half reprieve? What was I doing right??? Has anyone else had this type of remission?


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Re: The pain comes and goes

Post  noni on Sat May 21, 2011 3:27 am

Hey there,

yes I have heard of women being is "remission" for years and then wham they get hit by V again.


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Re: The pain comes and goes

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat May 21, 2011 6:50 pm

Firstly welcome to our forum Smile

I got constant vulval pain just over 2 years ago now and have only noticed remission a couple of times for a month or so. Im not entirely sure why but it does seem that the pain has a mind of its own!

I have read about Calcium Citrate, with regards to oxylates in the diet but am trying so many things right now that I think if I add anything else to the mix I'll get proper confused!

Im wondering also if the pain with sex diminishes a bit when we meet someone new? I mean all those hormones and feel good chemicals have gotta have some kind of effect! Maybe the trick is to fight to keep that "new person" spark throughout the relationship..like go on dates again or dare I say it..role play? lol


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Re: The pain comes and goes

Post  Sarah001 on Sun May 22, 2011 1:08 pm

I read something the other day about oxalates and it recommended potassium citrate rather than calcium citrate, I don't recall the whys and explanations but it might be worth a google if you think oxalates are your problem.

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Re: The pain comes and goes

Post  Mouse on Mon May 23, 2011 12:51 am

My specialist recommended the oxalate diet. I did some research and found it was originally found to be helpful for one person! So became the advice of the day. I asked her in a subsequent email if I should have a test done before I took on another restrictive diet, she said she didn't know about a test. That demonstrates to me she knows sweet FA about it. From what I've read there would be a high concentration of oxalate crystal in urine which would burn. Drinking water can significantly reduce this. Ho-hum!


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